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Defense Base Act Resources

Many, many articles about Defense Base Act Resources. Created in 1941, the Defense Base Act law provides medical coverage, compensation, and the right to choose your own doctor. The DBA covers those who work overseas as civilian contractors for private employers Department of Defense firms working on foreign military bases for the U.S. government, or who work on contracts approved and funded by the U.S. Government. Anyone injured on the job and who is denied medical care has the right to an attorney who is paid by the insurer or the employer, not by the individual. Garfinkel Schwartz has provided civilian contractors with DBA defense help since 1976.

Fourth Generation Longshore, DBA Law Firm

This firm was founded by my father to honor the legacy of my grandfather attorney John M. Schwartz he was an expert in the field of defense base act law and practiced longshore and defense base act law for over 30 years


Small Longshore & DBA Law Firm With Big Resources

When I say resources, we know literally every administrative law judge that practices in this area. We know basically every adjuster for the insurance companies that would be handling client’s claims. We know the district director for for the Department of Labor.


Injured Civilian Contractors Record Medical Notes, Appointments

Hi I’m Brian Wiklendt with Garfinkel Schwartz and I’m here in the Maitland Florida office here today and we also have offices in Cocoa Beach Florida which is on the space coast in the east coast of florida by Port Canaveral. Maitland is also a suburb of Orlando so I live in Orlando.  We also travel […]


Contractors Injured Overseas Need Their Familes to Call Attorney

Hi I’m Brian Wiklendt with Garfinkel Schwartz. I’m coming to you today from our Maitland Florida office which is a suburb of Orlando. We also have offices in Cocoa Beach Florida on the space coast. But we do travel all across the country to help people wherever they may be. You may watch the video, “Contractors […]


Injured War Contractors, Longshoremen Must Pick Doctors

Under the law you have the right the absolute right to a doctor of your own choosing that is a specialist in whatever injury may occur.

Now when you’re talking about overseas contractors it’s even worse. What happens is you’re overseas at the mercy of the company and they send you to whatever doctor they have on their payroll or whatever doctor that they have that they’ve associated with.


Insurance Companies Halt Coverage

I’ve had clients that have been treated fairly, of course hoping that I’ll have something to do with that, but then all of a sudden after seven, eight years they get an independent medical exam from a doctor that has never seen my clients.

They’re called peer reviews they review records and they say hey no problem, this person should be up and running by now, it’s been too long. Boom, you’re cutoff. With no fair notice, no warning.


Garfinkel Schwartz Promises Confidentiality

I’ve even had people wait by a payphone and give me the number, and the time that they would be there, and I called the pay phone.

So, we’ve done many different things like this through our experiences and we completely understand the apprehension that you could have especially when you are overseas.


Does Your Lawyer Know Defense Base Act Law?

There are basically hundreds of regulations that are attached to the Defense Base Act and the Longshore act that actually interpret the law so you’d have to read and know thousands of cases. Garfinkel Schwartz only practices Defense Base Act law


DBA Attorney, Longshore Attorney Protects You

Titusville, FL longshore attorney and DBA attorney with Garfinkel Schwartz Brian Wiklendt talks about the tricks that insurance companies pull to deny claims. The only way to fight an insurer fairly is with an experienced Defense Base Act and Longshore Act attorney.


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